Research and Advocacy for policy and Legal change

  • HIV act 2014 challenge:
    UGANET is team leader on the HIV Prevention and control Act 2014 coalition that successfully challenged and ensured the removal of 70% of the clauses that fuelled Domestic Violence when the act was still a bill in 2012/2014; and UGANET is still leading 45 national and grass root level women CSOs to challenge the Act in the constitutional court on the remaining few clauses that discriminate and punish women.
  • DVA act 2010:
    UGANET was a key player in the passing of the Domestic Violence Act 2010; which had been contested by Government for a long time. UGANET issued position papers; advocacy briefs and is currently disseminating the act among duty bearers.
  • Marriage and Divorce bill (Family relations/Domestic relations bill):
    UGANET is a member of the Domestic Relations bill coalition that is pressuring Government to enact this bill into law.
  • UGANET together with law refugee project and other partners challenged sections of the anti-home sexuality bill which were not in line with constitution of Uganda.
  • UAGNET lead the efforts that successfully challenged the degrading and inhuman treatment against one of health workers (Rose Mary Namubiru) who had erroneously pricked a child in one of the clinics in Uganda but was harshly judged, condemned and persecuted by the public and the media due to her HIV status.
  • SRHR guide:
    UGANET jointly with ICWEA and MOH is working on sexual reproductive health rights guidelines in the context of women living with HIV and in line with the Patients charter.
  • Research for Social accountability:
    UGANET spearheaded the process of developing the Gender and HIV score card, an accountability framework that ensures that all relevant Government ministries deliver on their gender mandates and ensure accelerated action to deal with gender equality.
  • UGANET spearheaded and documented the social accountability accomplishments that empowered and improved access to HIV and AIDS services in 25 districts.
  • Strategic lobbying and networking with parliamentarians, policy makers; development partners and the UN Family. UGANET has a solid experience in engaging strategic actors and will continue to replicate this expertise for meaningful social justice in Uganda.
  • Legal advocacy and strategic litigation has been and will continue to be a core business of UGANET in the promotion and protection of rights – especially for the vulnerable persons.

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